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Toyota Corolla Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

1354 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Corolla. 123 of these members (9.1%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 48 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Toyota Corollas--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Toyota Corolla problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Toyota Corolla problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Toyota Corolla problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

42% of the Toyota Corolla repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 772 repairs.

Toyota Corolla paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Corolla paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 22% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 12% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 78 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota Corolla Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

Toyota Corolla in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 4340    
4960 0 Front door seals do not seem to be that airthight. Some road noise and wind seems to be heard in the cabin. The dealer says there are no issues. 
12400 0 They had to refinish the alloy wheels due to some pitting. 
 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
4340 0 Apron on under-side of moonroof came loose and would not stay when pushed back into place. A very minor issue. 
40480 0 The coating is bubbling up off all the wheel rims. Toyota is not accepting any responsibility on the basis that the warranty had expired (it had been >3 yrs). Problem was noticed at 58,000 km (60,000 km being the other warranty limitation). 
50840  

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
12400 0 Lower glovebox would not close. Cabin air filter cover behind glovebox had come off jamming glove box open. Fixed in 10 minutes no charge. 
 
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 FP panel rattles. Replaced the whole panel 
0 Dashboard Rattles 
11000 0 Rattles from Dashboard. Dealer refuses to fix and States that rattles is normal in Corolla. Rattles from both seatbelts. They tried to fix but rattles still exist. 
 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
0 small rattle in dash that was never fixed by dealer 
 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 21000    
21000 0 Window rattle PS (front) door.  Window rattle PS (front) door 
26000 0 Door rattle on passenger side (front). 
31000 0 Door rattled. Got the same old story from the service rep "Can't seem to reproduce the noise". Still have the rattle.  
 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 140000    
197000 300 The hood would rattle at idle, mechanic replaced some rubber mounts/dampers and solved the problem. 
 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 91000    
91000 25 interior door handle broke. Replaced with OEM equipment. 
 

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